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Old 08-09-2018, 05:39 AM
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i have a cockatiel named 瓜子GUAZI(chinese for sunflower seed),recently want to rescue a cockatoo
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just want to blow your mind!

After reading the message form MonicaMc and I notice that there is a big difference between US market and China market. I checked the price on today. and I realized how cheap parrots are in china!!!! Trust me if you come to china, you guys could be crazy shopper! Let me tell you some numbers in china. (price for babies and all in RMB)

Green Quaker 650-900
Blue quaker 1200-1600
Yellow Headed Amazon 15000-20000
Amazon with blue or orange could be 30000+ or more
African Grey 4000-5000 (even though African greys are great speakers, but chinese people think they are not pretty and they prefer amazon instead)
Blue eyed cockatoo 15000-20000
Umbrella cockatoo around 10000
Green cheek conure around 700
Sun conure around 1500
Cockatiels 180-300
finch 50 (can you believe it!? Less than 8 dollars)
parakeet less than 1000
blue parakeet 1000+
vosmaeri eclectus(Solomon island eclectus) 3500-4500
White Bellied Caique around 8000
Black headed caique around 3500
budgerigar 60
special budgerigar 100-1000
love bird 100-200
scarlet macaw 20000-25000
the top expensive parrots in china are Hyacinth Macaw(around 200,000) and black palm cockatoo (have no idea how much it is, very very rare in china)

mind blowing right?! I just list some common species people buying. If you want to know price for other kind, please let me know.

Btw, I bring blue corns and bitter lettuce. Do you have this kind of lettuce in the states? It taste a little bitter, but Chinese love it so much. blue loves bitter lettuce.

look how cute he is!

love y'all!

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Old 08-09-2018, 07:41 AM
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Re: just want to blow your mind!

North America is a closed market. Very limited Import of Parrots is allowed, which has increased the costs.

Interesting list of available Parrots.

Thanks for the information.

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Old 08-09-2018, 10:19 AM
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Re: just want to blow your mind!

Very interesting price comparison chart. You're right, most parrots are quite a bit less expensive. Kinda shocked how expensive amazons are compared to other parrots of a similar size (and larger!). Generally, they cost between $1000-$1800 USD for the most common species (BFA's are amongst the most common/popular amazons here), on par with similarly sized parrots such as African grays, small cockatoos, eclectus etc.... I'm no math genius, but if I calculated correctly, my blue fronted amazon could have cost up to $4400USD in China?! Not sure which subspecies is preferred over there, but in the US a. xanthopteryx are usually the pricier of the 2 blue front subspecies (in Europe they seem to prefer the a. aestiva more) and they only price in at about $1500 on average for a hand reared baby. Orange wings only cost around $1000, as they are a smaller amazon species. I can only assume that would be because they are new world parrots and not as many ever made their way to China.

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Re: just want to blow your mind!

Thanks for a look into your local parrot market! Prices are very interesting, particularly for the rare Hyacinth!

The dark leafy lettuce looks somewhat familiar, perhaps it is known by a different name in the states?
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Re: just want to blow your mind!

He is super cute , love his play area , mine loves dandelion and chicory ,endive and all nasturtium plants and flowers too, we get lots of greens at the Asian market I will look for that one thanks. He looks happy!
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